Farmers Markets

Virginia farmers markets are open during the COVID-19 health crisis, even though they were not deemed essential businesses in the governor’s initial executive order. Friends of Urban Agriculture advocating for the reclassification of farmers markets as essential businesses like grocery stores. Farmers markets now operate under guidelines that require vendors to be 8-10 feet apart and other safety protocols.

We urge you to visit Arlington’s farmers markets and support our local farmers and vendors who have had to pivot quickly to meet these new guidelines. Some have experienced hardship as other markets like restaurants, schools and institutions have closed. Those that can now offer delivery. Visit the farmers market websites to learn about their current guidelines, operational adjustments, and pre-ordering opportunities.

Arlington has 9 farmers markets. View a map of all the farmers markets and find one near you.

Year-round markets:

Arlington Farmers Market, N. 14th Street & N. Courthouse Road
Saturdays, open year-round: April – December 8 am – noon, January – March 9 am – noon

Westover Farmers Market, 1644 N. McKinley Road & Washington Blvd.
Sundays, open year round, May – November 8 am –noon, December – April 9 am – 1 pm

Columbia Pike Farmers Market, 2820 Columbia Pike at Walter Reed Drive
Sundays, open year round, 9 am – 1 pm

Seasonal markets:

Ballston Farmers Market, Welburn Park across N. Stuart Street from Ballston Metro Station
Thursdays, April – November, 3 pm – 7 pm

Crystal City Farmers Market, 1900 Crystal Drive between 18th & 20th Streets
Tuesdays, May – October, 3 pm – 7 pm

Fairlington Farmers Market, 3308 S. Stafford St. at Fairlington Community Center
Sundays, May – October, 9 am – 1 pm

Lubber Run Farmers Market, Barrett Elementary School, 4401 N. Henderson St. & George Mason Dr
Saturdays, April – November, 8 am – noon

Marymount Farmers Market, N. Glebe Road at Yorktown Boulevard * Not open in 2020
Saturdays, May – November, 9 am – 1 pm

Rosslyn Farmers Market, 1800 N. Lynn Street near Rosslyn Metro Station in Central Place Plaza
Wednesdays, May – October, 3 pm – 7 pm

Latest News

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In Governor Northam’s Executive Order, he did not deem farmers markets as essential businesses like grocery stores. Instead, they were classified the same as restaurants and bars. Subsequent guidance clarified that farmers markets can remain open but under strict restrictions. Farmers markets, farmers and vendors had to quickly adapt to provide online ordering and pre-bagged …

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Take Action By Mar 25 to Save Virginia Farmer Markets

As a supporter of Virginia’s Urban Agriculture food economy, you understand the singular role Farmers Markets play to both consumers and food producers. Farmers Markets provide a source of fresh, nutritious and sustainable food to the local community, and are the sole revenue stream for many area small businesses. We ask for your help to show …

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At our spring meeting on May 10th at the Arlington Central Library, we had a lively discussion about changes in local food delivery systems. We explored food hubs and regional trends, and discussed how we get nutritious food to all.  We were fortunate to have Ellie Bomstein, Program Associate, Wallace Center as moderator for the panel discussion. The Wallace …

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